General Information

Safeguarding

“Little Thetford CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment”

Our Safeguarding Team

The link Governor for Safeguarding is: Hazel Morrison, Chair of Governors

The Designated Safeguarding Leads are Jonathan Wallace and Daniel Disney.

 

Little Thetford CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of the school community to share this commitment. To this end we will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.

The safety and wellbeing of all children and young people is of paramount importance. We recognise that parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can flourish. We therefore have a wide range of measures in place to ensure this is put into practice and is maintained.

Child Protection

The school staff are trained to be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.

Parents and carers should know that the law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to concern about a child's welfare, including risk from neglect. The staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and, whenever possible, inform them of the referral to Social Care. This will only occur where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm.

In accordance with local Information Sharing protocols. we will ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively. Information will only be shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children are safe and receive the right support.

School will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the members of staff in the school responsible for Child Protection (known as the Designated Lead or Officer) are charged with carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interest of the child.